No, I am not becoming a SW Air blogger after two SW posts in one week. Yes, we are all a bit over-the-top when it comes to collecting points from every place and everywhere. And ya know, sometimes it can pay off.
I love that our airline serves Coke products. I love to drink Coke (Zero is my favorite btw). I save every Coke “code” from every box. The 12 pack box code is worth 10 points. The 24 pack is worth 20 points. This is naturally on top of the 5x Ultimate Rewards points I got with my CHASE Freedom card for buying the Coke in a grocery store last month, this month? I even recycle the cans and get some cash back that way too!
Right now Coke Rewards is offering, for spending 100 points, a $20 code for SouthWest Air Wanna Get Away Fares. They also have one that you can try for a chance to win a pair of SW Air tickets for just 3 points! With prices going up all the time, even $20 off is a nice deal.
So, as most of you dedicated DeltaPoints readers know, I don’t fly SW Air. Not for any other reason than they are 2 hrs away for me and their idea of a Skyclub, as shown here by my good friend Marshall Jackson on Travel, does not excite me.
For SW AIR flyers this seems like a good value for Coke Rewards points. So I redeemed 100 points and now want to giveaway that CODE for $20 off a SW AIR flight that I will give to a random comment below. Please do NOT comment if you CAN NOT USE THE CODE to fly SW AIR before Nov. 15th, 2012 as I hate to see it go to waste. For the runner up I will also give away a Coke 10 point code for them to have a chance to enter the sweepstakes at Coke Rewards as well.
Also do note, *NOT MY LINK*, there is still a live
50,000 Chase SW AIR card (edit deal is now dead – current best deal is here) floating around. While I cannot guarantee the points, most are reporting it is working. If you are thinking about a CHURN, why not add this one to the mix along with the 30,000 point DELTA GOLD AMEX and maybe the Hilton 40,000 card from CitiBank for a nice tri-fecta of 120,000 points for all 3 cards in one day (after you meet the spend that is). – René
There are few people like Rick, The Frugal Travel Guy. I read every word he writes. I listen, closely, when he speaks. He makes me think and I like that! The other brilliant mind I read each day is Gary, View from the Wing. I also pay very close attention when he speaks, even if I don’t always “get” everything he says. But yesterday, thanks to Gary, I am planning on going to Brazil on … Continue reading
Last Friday The Today show had as a guest Kenlie Tiggeman, who is currently suing Southwest Airlines over an incident where she was told she was “too fat to fly” by a gate agent. Whether you agree or not with her issues with Southwest in her legal case, this is something that brings up a range of questions in my mind. Now please bear in mind that I am not exactly tiny (yeah like most … Continue reading
It is Friday. The week has been long. How about we end the week with some smiles. Back before I was Delta Points I loved all the BA bloggers. I loved how Ben and Gary did the back and forth between the blogs. Then one of the other bloggers, Frequent Miler, did a made up text of an argument over Membership Rewards vs. Delta Skymiles. Here is the result put to cartoons I did after … Continue reading
Do you have any idea how much fuel it takes to move a jet from the ground to cruising altitude? After that it still takes a bunch of gas to move us and our stuff from point A to B. To be fair, the industry as a whole does today do all it can to reduce just how much of all types of pollution it creates. Delta Air Lines was one of the very first … Continue reading
I love this Swedish saying and it translates to “away is good but home is best“! And you know, I feel that way about my Delta Air Lines after my recent trip and will go so far as to say I like the Delta business class “travel experience” better than United / Lufthansa 1st class. I proudly say I am biased toward my beloved airline, even with all it’s faults, and why do I say … Continue reading
photo credit: Lori Barber – CBSDFW.COM Mental illness is nothing to laugh about when it happens to someone you know or love. We may snicker over the recent AA attendants video of “get off the plane” scream but even those giggling in the video I bet were scared! Mental illness, as we have seen of late with JetBlue, can impact many others when the sick person is put in trust of the lives of many … Continue reading
Airline bankruptcies seem to have become part of the norm of doing business and now Pinnacle Air has as well. All the majors seem to be either doing it or have done it in the past. No one today is afraid of flying an airline in bankruptcy or in fear that their frequent flyer miles are going away or not earning them before, during or after the exit from the financial event. Not just Delta, … Continue reading
It has been so long since I was on a non-skyteam flight that I honestly cannot remember when it was. I think maybe 5 or 6 years ago, maybe on an AA flight? So this was an adventure for me and my wife! First let me commend United’s regional jet partner. The inbound out of SBN was late due to winds at ORD and they turned the puppy in no time. And I mean … Continue reading
Photo from scrapetv.com “SkyMiles award seat availability in business class on Air France or KLM-operated flights is currently unavailable. Delta is working to resolve the situation.” – from Delta Air Lines So we at last have an answer that they know “we have a problem Houston”! I blogged about this the other day after a request from a reader. I had known about this for a while but was hoping it was just a glitch … Continue reading
Last week SFO airport was in turmoil over a TSA scan of a potential bomb. Was it a bomb? No, it was an oxygen tank for an elderly lady. Before your head starts spinning and thinking all the things I did, like – “what, didn’t she pack it? She didn’t know what was in her own bag?” etc etc etc! Why do I say this? All of a sudden I had a flashback. Before I … Continue reading
I love the clean look of the Delta colors on their birds. Southwest does their best to be light hearted but this South African one Kulula-air.com takes the cake. Has anyone seen one of these before or flown on one? Read more here! ▲Delta▲ SkyMiles® Credit Card American Express – RESERVE/PLATINUM/GOLD Click here for more information
Do you know that if you fly or buy a ticket on Delta then fly a KLM and or AF flight your record has more than one PNR assigned to it? It could even have 3! This will not show up on the DELTA.com web site or in any of the e-mail confirmations you get. So how do you get these numbers. You can simply call Delta and ask for the PNR that has been … Continue reading
We points “junkies” are somewhat different compared to most people. When I say ORD you know I am talking about Chicago. We all have in our heads what a point is worth in Delta’s program or in say the AMEX Membership Rewards program. We all think about redeeming points for their best value in quantity of airline seats or quality of seats. If going for a hotel we want the biggest room for the least … Continue reading
I was just looking today and saw this new piece that AirTran is going to have a sale on select Atlanta routes. I looked at Delta ATL-MDW and the ticket price appears to be matched that is $69 each way with tax. With so many price increases coming at us, sometimes 2 or 3 per month, any kind of price match is great while it lasts! (also keep your eyes open for any kind of … Continue reading